If you go to church and spend half the time thinking about work, leisure, or household projects, know this my beloved Christian brothers and sisters: you are wasting your worship.
I know that you live in a fast-paced world and Sunday services require of you a radically different posture and mind-set.
You may be addicted to screens and, perhaps, your church doesn’t have any, at least none that access SnapChat.
Perhaps your life is predominately about two things: you building up your little empire or you being served within that empire by entertainment services of various kinds.
So, on Sunday, when the worship service directs you to bow-down to King Jesus and serve God’s Kingdom, your interest, understandably, may not be sparked.
And be forewarned, if you do switch from Facebook back to your Bible App and begin participating in worship, you just might hear God commanding you to take a sledge hammer to your little empire and to abdicate your throne.
Maybe, my friends, there is a reason church is so different from our everyday lives. Might it be that God is reforming our polluted hearts, redirecting our idolatrous worship, and even refining our dulled intellects?
Maybe there is a reason that some of us find the worship of God so boring. Might it be that we aren't all that interested in God's reformation of our hearts, worship, or intellects. Is that a problem? What are we willing to do about it?
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:22-25)